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Photo Archive --- Date:20031207

Tourists braving cold weather in Beijing

Braving a biting wind, some foreign tourists visit the Bell and Drum Tower in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 6, 2003. The highest temperature in the daytime Saturday dropped below zero degree Celsius, the first of its kind since this winter, while the lowest temperature at night is expected to fall to minus eight degrees centigrade. (Xinhua)

Wonderful performances by Tibetan artists in China Tibetan Culture Week

Performers from China's Tibetan Autonomous Region show traditional Tibetan costumes in Bangkok, Thailand, Dec. 5, 2003, during China Tibetan Culture Week. China Tibetan Culture Week, the first of its kind ever held in Thailand, opened on Friday evening. The event, scheduled to last until December 18, would offer local audience a panoramic view on Tibet with typical Tibetan singing, dancing, movies and exhibitions. (Xinhua)

Film star serving appraisal commissioner at the Miss World

Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan (L) poses for a picture with a participant to the 53rd Miss World competition in Sanya City, south China's Hainan Province, Dec. 6, 2003.Jackie Chan served as a member of the appraisal commission of the competition. (Xinhua)

Movies featuring Tibet shown during Tibetan Culture Week

A local visitor looks at the posters for the film of Red River Valley at the Tibetan movie premiere in Bangkok, capital of Thailand, Dec. 6, 2003. Two acclaimed Chinese movies, Red River Valley and Song of Tibet, featuring in Tibetan life were shown to the Thai audience on the day during the 2003 Chinese Tibetan Culture Week which will last until Dec. 18. (Xinhua) 

Miss China in the final of Miss World 2003

Miss China Guan Qi is seen at the final of the Miss World 2003 beauty pageant held at the Beauty Crown Theater in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province, Dec. 6, 2003. Guan Qi won the third place of the contest. (Xinhua)

Wild ducks fly to Tibet for winter

A horde of wild ducks are seen in a marshland beside the city of Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Dec. 6, 2003. Some migratory birds have come back to warmer valley of southern Tibet to spend the winter. (Xinhua)

Exploration on tile of roof dating back to Qin Dynasty

Three archaeologists talk about the newly-excavated and well-preserved tile of roof dated back to the Qin Dynasty (221 BC-206 BC) at the ruins of E'pang Palace, some 13 kilometers west of Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Dec. 5, 2003. Since October 2002, a group of Chinese archaeologists have conducted a massive exploration of the E'pang Palace, once a magnificent palace complex in the Qin Dynasty, and defined the scope of its front palace location. (Xinhua)

Rumsfeld visits troops in Iraq

U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, right, met with senior Kirkuk officials during his surprise visit to the northern Iraqi town. (CNN) 

Dedicatd seventy-one-year-old Tibetan translator

Seventy-one-year-old Tibetan translator Wangduo shows an English version book "Tibet, the Land and the People" that has been translated by himself, at his home in Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Dec. 5, 2003. He was an English translator at the regional tourism bureau. Since he was retired in 1992, he has continued to engage in the translation work and served as a role of bridge in promoting the cultural exchanges between Tibet and other parts of the world. (Xinhua)

China-made aircrafts to be shown at Dubai International Aivation Exposition

A China-made MA-60 aircraft, set to turn up at the Eighth Dubai International Aivation Exposition, is parked on the runway of Dubai International Airport, United Arabic Emirate, Dec. 4, 2003. China National Aero-Science & Technology Corporation sends two passenger aircrafts of MA-60 and Yun-12 E, two trainer aircrafts of K8, all Chinese domestically-made, to the exposition scheduled for Dec. 7-11 at the Airport. (Xinhua)

Children deprived of education in Afghanistan

An Afghan boy sells the portrait of Afghan national hero Ahmed Shah Masood at a market in Kabul Dec. 6, 2003. Many local children have lost opportunities for education because they have to make living through working or doing small business to improve their poor economic conditions. (Xinhua)

Miss Ireland crowned Miss World in China

Miss Ireland Rosanna Davison (C) celebrates with first runner-up Miss Canada Nazanin Afshin-Jam (L) and second runner-up Miss China Qi Guan after winning the Miss World 2003 title. [Reuters]

Tibetan studies in "China Tibet Culture Week" in Thailand

Three Chinese Living Buddhas and experts on Tibetan studies, who are attending the activities of "China Tibet Culture Week" in Bangkok, visit the Chulalongkorn Buddhism University in the capital of Thailand Dec. 6, 2003. (Xinhua)

Farewell ceremony held for Chinese victims in Moscow university fire

People bid farewell to Chinese victims of a fire at Russian People's Friendship University on the farewell ceremony held in Botkin hospital of Moscow Dec. 5. (Xinhua)

Recovered Liu Hairuo meets the media

Liu Hairuo, recovered former female compere of Hong Kong Phoenix TV, speaks at a press conference for the forum for combined therapy of western and traditional Chinese medicines, in Singapore Dec. 6, 2003. Liu appears in the public for the first time after she suffered a severe cerebral injury during a derailment accident in London on May 10, 2002. She has recovered miraculously under the meticulous treatment by noted Chinese neurosurgeon Ling Feng at the Xuanwu Hospital in Beijing thanks to application of traditional Chinese medicinal therapy for more than one year. (Xinhua)

Miss World 2003 pageant final concluded in Hainan

Miss World 2003 contestants are seen at the final of the Miss World 2003 beauty pageant held at the Beauty Crown Theater in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province, Dec. 6, 2003. (Xinhua)

Internet Conference of China held in Beijing

The Second Internet Conference of China is held in Beijing on December 6. The event, on the theme of Insight into Internet and Step towards Electronic Epoch, is set to stage up a number of sub-forums ranging from Internet Technology, Anti Junk Mail, Online Games, Online Business to Internet Application and Broad Band in Asia-Pacific Region, etc, as well as providing a view of the up-to-date Internet technology and application. (Xinhua)

Chinese skaters win women's 500m in World Cup

Wang Meng (C) and Fu Tianyu (R) of China celebrate as they win the final match of women's 500m at the ISU World Cup in Short Track Speed Skating in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 6, 2003. Wang won the title and Fu the second place. (Xinhua) 

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